How to install Gscan2PDF in Ubuntu – Convert Multiple Files To PDF

In this article, we are going to learn ‘How to install Gscan2PDF in Ubuntu – Convert Multiple Files To PDF’. Gscan2PDF is an open source application set by Jeffrey Ratcliffe, which is used to convert many files into PDFs. If you have a physical scanner connected to your system, scan your document directly through this application using your scanner and then save all scanned documents in PDF format. Or if you have scanned documents, to convert PDF files to PDF format, simply add those files to the application. At one time you can convert multifile files into PDF format using this application.

Follow the below steps to install Gscan2PDF in Ubuntu – Convert multiple files to PDF:

Before starting the installation we have to install the official PPA repository for Gscan2PDF as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu. So to install the same refer the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jeffreyratcliffe/ppa   
[sudo] password for elinuxbook: 
 gscan2pdf packages and dependencies
 More info:
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp_yllirwf/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp_yllirwf/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 5BC3E400 from hkp server
gpg: /tmp/tmp_yllirwf/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 5BC3E400: public key "Launchpad PPA for Jeffrey Ratcliffe" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)

After installing the PPA repository let’s update the Packages & Repositories of Ubuntu using below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   
Get:1 xenial InRelease [17.5 kB]                                                                      
Hit:2 xenial InRelease                                                                                                 
Get:3 xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]                                               
Get:4 xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]                                                        
Get:5 xenial/main amd64 Packages [1,072 B]           
Get:6 xenial/main i386 Packages [1,072 B]                                              
Get:7 xenial/main Translation-en [784 B]                        
Get:8 xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]
Fetched 327 kB in 2s (145 kB/s)   
Reading package lists... Done

Now we are ready to install the Gscan2PDF package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install gscan2pdf   
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  cpp-5 curl djvulibre-bin g++-5 gcc-5 gcc-5-base gimp gimp-data i965-va-driver libaacs0 libamd2.4.1 libasan2 libatomic1 libavcodec-ffmpeg56 libavformat-ffmpeg56
  libavutil-ffmpeg54 libbabl-0.1-0 libbdplus0 libbit-vector-perl libblas-common libblas3 libbluray1 libcairo-perl libcamd2.4.1 libcarp-clan-perl libcc1-0
  libccolamd2.9.1 libcholmod3.0.6 libcilkrts5 libclass-data-inheritable-perl libconfig-general-perl libcrystalhd3 libdate-calc-perl libdate-calc-xs-perl
  cpp-5 g++-5 gcc-5 gcc-5-base libasan2 libatomic1 libcc1-0 libcilkrts5 libgcc-5-dev libgomp1 libitm1 liblsan0 libmpx0 libquadmath0 libstdc++-5-dev libstdc++6 libtsan0
18 upgraded, 101 newly installed, 0 to remove and 219 not upgraded.
Need to get 91.8 MB of archives.
After this operation, 297 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y 

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Gscan2PDF package. To confirm the same reference to the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l gscan2pdf   
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
ii  gscan2pdf                            2.1.0-0~ppa1xenial      all                     GUI to produce PDFs or DjVus from scanned documents

Now to open the Gscan2PDF application just type the command gscan2pdf on shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

[email protected]:~$ gscan2pdf
How to install Gscan2PDF in Ubuntu 18.04 - Convert Multiple Files To PDF


You can also open the Gscan2PDF application graphically using search your computer box. Refer to the snapshot below.

How to install Gscan2PDF in Ubuntu 18.04 - Convert Multiple Files To PDF


Also Read – How to Install Master PDF Editor in Ubuntu – A Free PDF Editor for Ubuntu

How To Uninstall Gscan2PDF Application in Ubuntu?

For any reasons, if you don’t like Gscan2PDF Application and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following commands.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r gscan2pdf   
(Reading database ... 212140 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing gscan2pdf (1.8.8-0~ppa1xenial) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ..

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install Gscan2PDF in Ubuntu. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment

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